Lindsays extend Cross Country Season support to 2024 and ten years

Friday 23rd September 2022

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Lindsays website

scottishathletics are delighted to confirm a new two-year extension to our sponsorship agreement for cross country with Lindsays.

The Lindsays Cross Country Season, which covers National and District events each winter, will now continue until the close of the 2023-24 season.

And the contract extension will take our partnership with the highly-respected legal firm up to a full ten years – making it one of the longest-running sponsorships in Scottish sport.

Lindsays first became involved in our cross country back in 2014 with the main focus at that time on National events like the National Relays, the Short Course and the National XC.

Over time, District Relays, District Champs and Masters XC have all been added as well as the Lindsays Trophy which focuses on participation numbers by clubs.

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Jamie Crowe wins the Senior Men’s race at the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk back in February (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Ian Beattie MBE, Chief Operating Officer at Lindsays, said: ‘We are hugely proud to have our name associated with the Scottish XC Season and to extend our sponsorship for another two years.

‘The triumphs of our elite athletes in Scotland are inspiring competitors at all levels – and the continued success of these events are testament to that.

‘It’s incredibly well regarded by the clubs and we are really pleased to be able to play our part in making it possible through one of the country’s longest-lasting sporting sponsorships.

‘As a firm, we encourage participation in sport as part of a lifestyle which encourages good physical and mental health.

‘The fact that 115 clubs competed last season shows that our sponsorship chimes completely with our ethos. Good luck to all who take part in the months ahead.’


Clubs: enter online for Cumbernauld

The Lindsays District XC Relays take place over October 1 (East) and October 8 (West and North) and entries are now closed. Thanks for your support.

Clubs can now go online and enter names for the Lindsays National XC Relays – which return to Cumbernauld this year (after being held at Scone Palace in 2021).

The event takes place on Saturday 22 October.


‘I’m delighted to confirm that following conversations with Lindsays we have been able to receive their support for cross country for the next two years,’ said our chief executive, Colin Hutchison.

‘It’s great to see a partnership which started back in 2014 continue through to 2024. The aim then was to try and grow numbers at our National Cross Country events and that’s very much been happening.

‘Covid of course had an impact in 2020 but last winter there was a very solid ‘comeback’ and we hope to build on that working closely with our clubs.

‘The support from Lindsays helps our event presentation and our media/comms around events like the National XC – with a delayed ‘live stream’ online now very much the norm and, when weather conditions allow, drone footage.

‘We are all excited about another season starting and the first events are the Lindsays District XC Relays at the start of October.’

The three main National championships events will be held at Cumbernauld (Relays), Kirkcaldy (Short Course) and Falkirk (National XC).

Mhairi Maclennan wins the Senior Women’s race at the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk back in February (photo by Bobby Gavin)


Tags: Cumbernauld, Lindsays, Lindsays Cross Country Season, Lindsays National XC Relays

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